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Test Drive: Morningside’s new stretch studio

I soon became absorbed in my session, as my Flexologist contorted my body into various positions, asking me to let him know when I reached a stretch threshold of five (out of 10) and then push against him. It felt like a combination of yoga, massage, stretch, and chiropractic.
The pros and cons of heated workouts

The pros and cons of heated workouts

With sweltering outdoor temperatures and classes like heated spin, hot pilates, and, of course, hot yoga on the rise at Atlanta’s boutique fitness studios, you’ll have no trouble working up a sweat this summer.
Cycmode

Test Drive: Buckhead’s Cycmode Fitness aims to make cycling more immersive

Buckhead’s Cycmode makes indoor cycling an immersive experience, thanks to an enormous curved screen, the likes of which you normally see only in IMAX theaters.
Sleep-care is the new self-care

Sleep-care is the new self-care. Here’s how to get better rest.

“There’s a big misconception that sleep is wasted time. But it is so important for the rest of our lives,” says Dr. Anne D. Bartolucci, who practices at Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services. “If you’re trying to lose weight and you are sleep deprived, your fullness hormones get thrown off. With exercise, you need sleep in order to build muscle. It’s impossible to live a truly healthy life if you’re not getting enough sleep.”
The Race Atlanta

The founder of the nation’s largest Black long-distance running event just wants participants to have a good time

On the first weekend of October, nearly 2,000 people ran through the streets of Southwest Atlanta as part of “The Race,” the largest Black long-distance running event in the country.
Running with your dog

How to be sure that afternoon jog is as good for your dog as it is for you

Want to start running with your dog? Here's some tips from local experts to keep them happy and healthy.
Sweat Cycle

Test drive: Sweat Cycle brings the heat

The studio for this 55-minute class is heated to about 86 degrees using the infrared technology that you usually find in trendy recovery saunas.
Bicycling in Atlanta

Atlanta is a bicycling town. No, really.

Atlanta is hilly and addicted to cars. But it’s a great place to ride a bicycle and is only getting better with more trails, more bike lanes, and more riders, proving that old car-dependent adage doesn’t have to last forever.
Animal Flow with Atlanta coach Jordan Coburn

Test Drive: Animal Flow with Atlanta movement coach Jordan Coburn

This kind of functional exercise is said to recruit a greater number of muscles than traditional weight training while also stimulating the central nervous system.
Miss the gym

The gym helped me cope. Now that I need it more than ever, it’s gone.

The blistering-hot yoga class I took every Friday? It helped me take my mind off negative messages. With the studio shuttered, I was required to face some of my worst thoughts—the world is in trouble, your family is in danger, you might get fired, there is no end to this in sight—without my most reliable coping tool at my disposal.

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